Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio


Name of map     : Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

 

Edition         : 1606 English, p.106;

 

Stock number    : 4979

Map number      : 164; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 97

 

State number of plate: 3

Estimated number of copies printed: 4425

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 144

Area displayed  : China, Japan, part of Phillipines. West on top

 

Plate size      : 367 x 470 mm;

Paper size      : 407 x 510 mm

 

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   :  off white;

Age of map color:  later coloring, expertly executed;

     colors used:  yellow, pink, green, blue, red;

  general color appearance: expressive and convincing;

Imperfections

   margins    : margins partly restored, not affecting plate area;

                some small tears extending into plate area expertly

                restored.

   plate area : none;

   verso      : laid on thin rice paper;

Overall quality : perfect/excellent/VERY GOOD/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Additional remarks: the first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas; copies from the English edition are extremely rare.

Price           :  € Euro  4500


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